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I remember, too

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on November 1, 2010 by macmystery

A little late, but spot on.

Sarah Palin endorses right(-wing) guy in wrong state

Posted in Humor, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2010 by macmystery

Sarah Palin, the former Queen of Alaska ... uh, no.

While she still has millions of supporters and there’s a lot of misguided (that’s me being polite) people who believe she would/should/could be president, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin proves again she’s clueless.

Apparently, Palin endorsed, via Twitter, John Raese for the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania. We have a problem, Allentown. Raese is running for the U.S. Senate in WEST VIRGINIA. 

But he can see Pennsylvania from his house … right?

I know, it could have been an honest mistake … a slip of the tongue … but it’s all part of a pattern, so that defense doesn’t work any more.

What makes the story even better? It’s possible Raese doesn’t even actually live in W.Va. He owns a business there, but his wife and kids live in Florida. Hmm.

Here’s the story.

UPDATE/ADDENDUM: Piling on Palin

I didn’t want to make a whole seperate post for fear of drawing accusations that I might be unfairly piling on Palin, but I found this story soon after the post about her erroneous endorsement.

Apparently, the Tea Party darling desecrated an American flag during a rally in one of my favorite cities, Reno, Nev. If you watch the video, I actually think she does it twice … once between the 1:30 and 1:41 mark, and then again at the very end of the video.

I don’t know how big a deal this really is. This falls under the same sort of category as flag burning. But I’d be willing to bet that Tea Party supporters are the type of people who think flag burners should be prosecuted. So logically, they should be just as upset by this. But I have a feeling they aren’t.

Here’s a link to the story. And here’s just the video from The Guardian, if you’d like to avoid the commentary of the first website.

Are schools or teachers the issue?

Posted in Education, Journalism, Politics with tags , , , on August 19, 2010 by macmystery

My favorite blog, Freakonomics, posted something about an L.A Times study about which matters more: school choice or teacher effectiveness.

I’m not making an argument for either. Like most serious issues, as the state of education in our country is, the answer isn’t always so simple and can’t be solved with an either-or question.

But just as interesting as the study and the data related to it are the reader responses. They cover the spectrum. Across the board.

I don’t know that any questions get answered, but it leaves you with a lot to think about.

Wow! Who saw this coming?

Posted in Journalism, Politics, TV with tags , , , on August 18, 2010 by macmystery

Fair and balanced? Why start now?

Apparently, some people, particularly Democrats, are upset because Fox News’ parent company, News Corporation, made a $1 million donation to a Republican governor’s group. (Read here)

These people believe, shockingly, that this shows a lack of objectivity on Fox’s part and that the network’s coverage of Republican agendas, personalities, ideas, legislation and candidates will be favorable when compared to that of the Democrats.

Wow. No crap. What took you so damn long? Welcome to the real world.

“Born in the USA” anti-American?

Posted in Music, Politics with tags , , , , , , on March 14, 2010 by macmystery

Glenn Beck calls Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” anti-American.

Read here.

I guess dissent is only patriotic if you’re one of those tea-baggers, eh Glenn?

Nut job hypocrite. McCarthy would be proud.